Casaloste produces an IGT wine (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) called "Inversus".
Its name derives from a rare congenital condition "Situs Inversus " in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored. Federico d'Orsi , Giovanni and Emilia's second son, was born with this rare syndrome.
This wine is dedicated to him and that's why Federico's fingerprint is on the label. The choice of this particular name also derives from the unpredictable status of nature and its capacity of being able to be "reversed " unto itself and its laws. “Inversus” is also a new interpretation of the Chianti Classico territory that is able to express its best not only through its typical grape - Sangiovese - but also through Merlot grapes that seem to have found in Panzano a great opportunity for potentiality.
Grapes: Sangiovese 10% Merlot 90%
Vinification: small sized stainless steel vats using selected yeasts and controlled temperature, with reassigns, “delestage” with “macroboulage”
Aging: for 16 months in French oak barriques (Allier) 30% new, 70% one year old with microboulage (microxidation)
Service Temperature: 17-18°C
Certifications: organically grown grapes certified by ICEA (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale)
It goes with: pasta with ragù sauce, grilled red meat, roasted pork, wild boar, salami or medium aged cheeses